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The New York Knicks will shoot for their third consecutive win in a row when they take on the slumping Charlotte Hornets, who have lost three in a row. The Knicks (12-13), who are coming off a 113-89 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, defeated Charlotte 134-131 in overtime in their only other meeting this season, on Oct. 26. The Hornets (7-18), who fell 122-116 at Brooklyn on Wednesday, have lost seven of 10 and 15 of 19. New York is 2-1 against Charlotte in the past three matchups. LaMelo Ball (ankle), Gordon Hayward (shoulder) and Dennis Smith Jr. (ankle) are out for Charlotte, with Obi Toppin (leg) out for New York.

The game from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C., is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. The Knicks are averaging 113.6 points per game this season, while the Hornets average 109.6. The Knicks are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Knicks vs. Hornets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 224. Before making any Hornets vs. Knicks picks, be sure to to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Knicks vs. Hornets and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines and trends for Hornets vs. Knicks:

  • Knicks vs. Hornets spread: Knicks -3.5
  • Knicks vs. Hornets over/under: 224 points
  • Knicks vs. Hornets money line: Knicks -165, Hornets +140
  • NYK: The Knicks are 17-6 against the spread in their last 23 road games
  • CHA: The Hornets are 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven games following a straight-up loss
  • Knicks vs. Hornets picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why the Knicks can cover

Forward RJ Barrett is among New York's offensive leaders, averaging 18.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. Barrett has reached double figures in each of the last 12 games, including a 26-point performance against the Milwaukee Bucks on Nov. 30. He has one double-double, a 19-point, 10-rebound effort in an overtime loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Nov. 25. In the October win over the Hornets, Barrett scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

Shooting guard Immanuel Quickley also averages in double figures, at 10 points per game. He is also averaging 4.4 rebounds, three assists and one steal. In Saturday's loss to the Dallas Mavericks, Quickley scored 23 points, while grabbing six rebounds. His best game was a 24-point performance in a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Nov. 13.

Why the Hornets can cover

Despite that, New York isn't a lock to cover the Knicks vs. Hornets spread. That's because Charlotte has been led by shooting guard Terry Rozier, who has scored 20 or more points in each of the last six games. He is averaging 25.5 points and 6.3 assists over the past four games. For the season, he averages 21.7 points, 5.8 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game. He has one double-double on the year, scoring 23 points and dishing out 11 assists against New Orleans on Oct. 21.

Shooting guard Kelly Oubre Jr. has also been red hot of late. He has scored 28 points in back-to-back games, and has reached 20 or more points in six consecutive games. He scored a season-high 34 points in a double-overtime loss at Cleveland on Nov. 18, and registered two double-doubles this year. He is averaging 20.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.2 assists in 25 starts.

How to make Hornets vs. Knicks picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the point total, projecting 222 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in over 50% of simulations. You can only see the model's NBA picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Knicks vs. Hornets? And which side of the spread hits over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.